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Space Ticos: Astronaut Franklin Chang with Barack Obama in 2015

A photo of Tico astronaut Franklin Chang with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office was chosen as one of 2015's best by White House photographers.

Astronauts from 6 space agencies to convene in Costa Rica next week

Former astronauts from various international space agencies will share their experiences at a public event at the National Stadium in San José next Wednesday. It's part of a U.N.-sponsored workshop on human space technology.

Photo of Tico astronaut Franklin Chang with Barack Obama among best White House pics of 2015

A photo of Tico astronaut Franklin Chang with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office was chosen as one of the year's best by White House photographers.

NASA: New photos reveal Pluto’s stunning geological diversity

New, high-resolution images of the surface of Pluto beamed from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft reveal unparalleled geographical variety - from soaring mountains to sand dunes to frozen ice floes, scientists said Saturday.

Costa Rica’s Franklin Chang pushes space agenda in Washington

"The excitement of exploration has to give way to the real business at hand: the expansion of humans into space. I’m not just talking about space tourism, but mining, research, resettling, everything. We don’t want to wait until the planet becomes uninhabitable."

Tico astronaut Franklin Chang offers President Solís a plan to optimize energy use

Former NASA astronaut and Tico scientist Franklin Chang Diaz on Tuesday met with Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís to deliver a series of proposals aimed at improving energy generation and creating more efficient transit in the country.

Tico astronaut Franklin Chang reaches first fundraising goal

Chang hopes to raise money to produce a documentary video about how the plasma rocket engine he designed will function.

Tico astronaut Franklin Chang raises online funds for upcoming documentary film

Chang turned to KickStarter.com to help promote the launch of his plasma engine, which is set for a mission in 2014.

Tico astronaut Franklin Chang inducted into U.S. hall of fame

Chang, the first Latin American to visit space, holds the record for most space trips.

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